$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Walter C. Willett - one of the world's most influential nutritionists and a prominent academic in the field of nutritional science.
MONTREAL, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - McGill University, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife Financial, is pleased to announce that Dr. Walter C. Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, is the winner of the 2013 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.
Dr. Willett is the single-most cited nutritionist in the world, and a sought-out expert on the topic of health and nutrition. Known for his strong criticism of policies and guidelines that fail to reflect the best scientific evidence, Willett has dedicated himself to pursuing research that can inform the public about how proper nutrition contributes to better health, and ultimately, a longer life.
Dr. Willett will accept the prize at a special ceremony at the MaRS Centre in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 27, where he will also take part in a conversation about his research. This will be followed by a moderated Q&A discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at McGill University in Montreal, to discuss how small changes in our diet can drastically improve our health.
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SOURCE: McGill University (clients internes)
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